A man has been airlifted to hospital with severe burns following a house fire west of Newcastle, in the NSW Hunter region.
The fire broke out in a house on Kanowna Avenue in Cessnock shortly before 8am this morning.
Firefighters arrived to find the property “well alight”.
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The 34-year-old man is believed to have suffered serious burns to his face and hands in the inferno.
He has been flown to Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital.